Opinions on spelling

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by Beetle123, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Beetle123

    Beetle123 Well-Known Member

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    hi ladies, advice on spellings, for a boy, I like the name Zakariyya, but wanted some advice on the spelling, I want to spell it like this;
    Zakaria - would you pronounce this differently?

    I want it to be pronounced ‘Zak-a-riy-yah’
    But worry that the spelling Zakaria will make people pronounce the end as ‘Reea’ as oppose to ‘riyyah’

    Other options for spelling would be;
    - Zacharia
    - Zackaria

    I’m not keen on a Y in the name

    Thoughts?
    Xx
     
  2. chattychar1990

    chattychar1990 Well-Known Member

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    The way you want to spell it I read it as ‘Reea’
    How you want the name pronounced is best to spell it ‘yah’ as I think you will forever be correcting people on how to actually say your child’s name.
     
  3. Kitana

    Kitana Moderator

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    I think Zachariah is the way most people spell it, like the actor in Supernatural. Like @chattychar1990 said, your spelling makes me think it's pronounced "reeah" instead "rahya".x
     
  4. Rose83

    Rose83 Well-Known Member

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    I read is at reeah as well
     
  5. SockVortex

    SockVortex Well-Known Member

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    Yup, Zachariah is the correct spelling. Not a ‘y’ to be seen :)
     

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